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Kerry picks Gephardt
New York Post ^ | 6/6/2004 | NY Post

Posted on 07/06/2004 12:03:01 AM PDT by thoughtomator

July 6, 2004 -- EXCLUSIVE

John Kerry has chosen Rep. Richard Gephardt, the veteran congressman from Missouri, to be his running mate, The Post has learned.

Gephardt, 63, a 28-year veteran of the House of Representatives, could be named by the presumptive Democratic nominee as the party's vice-presidential candidate as soon as today.

The Massachusetts senator was set to announce the winner of the veep-stakes at a rally this morning in Pittsburgh, according to several reports last night.

With the July 26 Democratic convention in Boston looming, Kerry is looking for some advantage in the polls, and is hoping his choice of running mate will be the answer.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gephardt; kerry
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1 posted on 07/06/2004 12:03:01 AM PDT by thoughtomator
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To: thoughtomator

Well, at least it's not Hillary.


2 posted on 07/06/2004 12:04:57 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: thoughtomator

Great news!!

What a lame duck.


3 posted on 07/06/2004 12:05:09 AM PDT by draoi
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To: thoughtomator

I'll wait until the announcement. I just heard that they're repainting the plane with John Edwards name on it. Whom to believe, but who cares?


4 posted on 07/06/2004 12:05:18 AM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("proud to be a Reagan Republican")
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To: thoughtomator

Gee, d'ya think Kerry will be overshadowed by his radiant charisma? ;-)


5 posted on 07/06/2004 12:05:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: thoughtomator

Oh goody, goody! I was hoping it would be Gephardt.

We can use the phrase: Dull and Duller


6 posted on 07/06/2004 12:06:09 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: thoughtomator

If true, it's proof positive that Kerry will be owned lock, stock, and barrel, by organized labor.


7 posted on 07/06/2004 12:08:20 AM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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he doesnt want to win does he?

I heard earlier that Kerry's campaign plane was having Edwards name added...


8 posted on 07/06/2004 12:08:28 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: thoughtomator

B-8, no, no, make that G-51, uh, nope, wait, O-63, ah, no, uh, er, N-42!

9 posted on 07/06/2004 12:08:35 AM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Call me paranoid but finding '/*' inside this comment makes me suspicious)
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To: thoughtomator

I thought it could only be Hitlery or Gephardt. I just could not see Hitlery allowing Edwards to get a leg up on her for 2008 nor allowing Vilsack or any else to become another rising Dim star to compete with her in 2008.

Gephardt is fine with her, I am sure. He won't help the ticket win. He will not be a factor in 2008.


10 posted on 07/06/2004 12:08:50 AM PDT by JLS
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To: thoughtomator

I hope this is true! It would be great news for the GOP.


11 posted on 07/06/2004 12:10:01 AM PDT by A Jovial Cad ("I had no shoes and I complained, until I saw a man who had no feet.")
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To: thoughtomator

It's Gephardt!!!!!

It's Edwards!!!!!!

It's Bayh!!!!!!

It's Clinton!!!!!

It's bedtime.
G'night!


12 posted on 07/06/2004 12:10:31 AM PDT by stands2reason (Everyone's a self-made man -- but only the successful are willing to admit it.)
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To: thoughtomator
The only Dem VP pick President Bush should worry about is Sam Nunn !

Anyone else is fodder and not even a bump in the road !

13 posted on 07/06/2004 12:11:07 AM PDT by america-rules (It's US or THEM so what part don't you understand ?)
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To: america-rules

If the Post says it's Gephardt, it will be someone else, probably Edwards.


14 posted on 07/06/2004 12:14:58 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: A Jovial Cad

Gephardt may help carry mO


15 posted on 07/06/2004 12:15:18 AM PDT by ambrose ("Wearing Religion on Your Sleeve," DemoRat Style: http://tinyurl.com/yvvmz)
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To: thoughtomator

Kerry-Gephardt 2004: Feel The Excitement.


16 posted on 07/06/2004 12:15:24 AM PDT by RichInOC (Morris, Clarke, Riordan, Gephardt: Don't Be A Dick.)
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To: Howlin

this site is still for sale by a cyber squatter:

http://www.kerrygephardt2004.com

http://www.kerrygephardt.com


17 posted on 07/06/2004 12:16:21 AM PDT by ambrose ("Wearing Religion on Your Sleeve," DemoRat Style: http://tinyurl.com/yvvmz)
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To: Howlin

Yeah right. Next you'll try to claim that Truman defeated Dewey...


18 posted on 07/06/2004 12:18:00 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: RichInOC

LOL


19 posted on 07/06/2004 12:18:21 AM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: FairOpinion
Well, at least it's not Hillary.

The Next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States - Hillary Clinton?

20 posted on 07/06/2004 12:18:35 AM PDT by HAL9000
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To: ambrose

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21 posted on 07/06/2004 12:18:52 AM PDT by ambrose ("Wearing Religion on Your Sleeve," DemoRat Style: http://tinyurl.com/yvvmz)
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To: NavySEAL F-16
Plane repainting speculation:

http://www.usaviation.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=11966

Warning: Liberals on usaviation.com message board may make you hurl.
22 posted on 07/06/2004 12:19:03 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: thoughtomator

23 posted on 07/06/2004 12:19:11 AM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: RichInOC

Kerry-Gephardt 2004: Feel The Excitement.


nope, should read "Let's hope for some excitement..."


24 posted on 07/06/2004 12:19:15 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Donate ten bucks. It's easy and you feel good after doing it!)
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To: thoughtomator; crushkerry


I was just looking at the Kerry logo and was wondering about the odd use of color on the flag... white star with red and blue stripes.

White star... did you know that the owner of the TITANIC was "White Star Line?"



Besides the Titanic, their ships had a reputation for crashing into other ships and sinking.

All their ships names ended in the letters "IC" like the Titanic, Brittanic, Baltic, and Germanic.... while Kerry's ship is the Democratic.
25 posted on 07/06/2004 12:19:28 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: dawn53
If true, I cannot wait until Vice President Cheney debates him. Lieberman had a very good debate with Cheney, but Gephardt won't stand a chance with him.

The Kerry team will have a good 3 weeks of positive news, then the gloves will come off and America will learn how liberal this man is.

26 posted on 07/06/2004 12:19:57 AM PDT by GOPyouth (De Oppresso Liber! The Tyrant is captured!)
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To: HAL9000

President Kerry, Vice-President Gephardt, Attorney General Edwards, Chief Justice William Jefferson Clinton, Secretary of Defense Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State Maxine Waters...


27 posted on 07/06/2004 12:20:24 AM PDT by ambrose ("Wearing Religion on Your Sleeve," DemoRat Style: http://tinyurl.com/yvvmz)
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To: RichInOC

I can feel the electricity in the air.


28 posted on 07/06/2004 12:20:25 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (John Kerry: An old creep, with gray hair, trying to look like he's 30 years old.)
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To: RichInOC

too funny


29 posted on 07/06/2004 12:20:27 AM PDT by GOPyouth (De Oppresso Liber! The Tyrant is captured!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I thought the sarcasm tag was implied. My bad.


30 posted on 07/06/2004 12:20:28 AM PDT by RichInOC (Kerry-Gephardt 2004: Feel The Excitement.)
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To: ambrose
Gephardt may help carry mO

He barely won his own seat the last 2 times. I doubt his name will do much more than the the St. Louis election crooks already are doing for the Rats. I'm not sure how much headway the GOP has made battling election fraud there, but at least there have been a few signs of a fight.

31 posted on 07/06/2004 12:20:37 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (I)
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To: thoughtomator

Its all pure speculation. LOL!


32 posted on 07/06/2004 12:20:40 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Howlin

If you're up, I'm gonna be up.

If it's Gephardt, Hillary didn't think much of f'n's chances anyway.


33 posted on 07/06/2004 12:20:49 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Lurch / Doody 2004


34 posted on 07/06/2004 12:22:04 AM PDT by GOPyouth (De Oppresso Liber! The Tyrant is captured!)
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To: conservative in nyc
This is defiantly seems more reliable than the Post. Also the tradesports futures make Edwards look like a sure thing.
35 posted on 07/06/2004 12:22:59 AM PDT by OneTimeLurker
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To: ambrose

and Treasury Secretary Al Sharpton, billed as a cabinet that reflects the face of America.


36 posted on 07/06/2004 12:23:11 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (John Kerry: An old creep, with gray hair, trying to look like he's 30 years old.)
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To: thoughtomator
They'll be a miserable failure come November! I can easily see Gephardt losing his cool Howard Dean style while debating Cheney. This pick makes far easier for Pres. Bush to get reelected.
37 posted on 07/06/2004 12:23:28 AM PDT by FranklinsTower
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To: RichInOC

Sorry, I didn't mean to steal your sarcasm! Bad on my part...


38 posted on 07/06/2004 12:23:30 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Donate ten bucks. It's easy and you feel good after doing it!)
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To: leadpenny

I pray it isn't Hitlery. If Hillary runs, she wins. Simple as that.. look for Kerry to drop out a couple of weeks before the election due to "health reasons". There will be no time for debates or campaigning. Hillary will spend the next two weeks doing softball interviews with Katie Kouric and Oprah.


39 posted on 07/06/2004 12:24:25 AM PDT by ambrose ("Wearing Religion on Your Sleeve," DemoRat Style: http://tinyurl.com/yvvmz)
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To: GOPyouth
Quick, somebody replace Buffalo Bob's head with Kerry's:



Do an image search on "Buffalo Bob" for more of the same/better quality/etc.
40 posted on 07/06/2004 12:24:54 AM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: thoughtomator


Kerry's Number Two, resting up before the big debut.
41 posted on 07/06/2004 12:25:01 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: leadpenny

I've just seen this happen too many times before to buy it.

Besides, I know my life is destined to be ruined by John Edwards being the VP pick..........LOL.


42 posted on 07/06/2004 12:25:22 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: ambrose

Perhaps, though I have my doubts. I have friend in Missouri who tell me that Gephardt is really only well liked in the urban areas, and in and around his district. It might make the race closer there, but not a lock of Kerry by any means.
But, and this is the important consideration, by NOT picking Edwards, assuming this story is true, Kerry has just written off the entire South. And THAT'S great news, any way you look at it. Again, assuming the Post has indeed "scooped" the story and this is true.


43 posted on 07/06/2004 12:26:05 AM PDT by A Jovial Cad ("I had no shoes and I complained, until I saw a man who had no feet.")
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To: Rastus

I'm on my laptop tonight. I'm in between moves, so my desktop with all my photoshop is in the garage. I'm sure somebody will have this quite shortly. :)


44 posted on 07/06/2004 12:26:23 AM PDT by GOPyouth (De Oppresso Liber! The Tyrant is captured!)
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To: ambrose
If Hillary runs, she wins.

I know that's conventional wisdom, but I just don't see it. I think she's despised by a lot of people. She'd definitely get the right to the polls. Then, you have to look at the fact that there will be certain Democrat men who won't vote for a woman. And, there'll be certain Democrats who also don't like her. She's not very likeable at all, though I admit that's looking through the prism of my own bias.
45 posted on 07/06/2004 12:27:19 AM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: adam_az

LMFAO


46 posted on 07/06/2004 12:27:21 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour Tickets On Sale Now!)
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To: ambrose; All

The DU'er's are soiling their pants on this one.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x1928760


Warning! Foul language and a general dirty feeling are to be expected if you tap this link.


47 posted on 07/06/2004 12:27:27 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Donate ten bucks. It's easy and you feel good after doing it!)
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To: FranklinsTower
Like this?


48 posted on 07/06/2004 12:27:46 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: ambrose

"health reasons"? Like what? Falling on his ass on some ski slope in Idaho per chance?


49 posted on 07/06/2004 12:28:19 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (John Kerry: An old creep, with gray hair, trying to look like he's 30 years old.)
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To: Howlin

It didn't post..


50 posted on 07/06/2004 12:28:36 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Donate ten bucks. It's easy and you feel good after doing it!)
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